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Assistant Vice President/Chief Data Officer

Application Procedure:

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey has engaged the firm of WittKieffer to manage the search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. To be considered applicants must complete the following two-step process:

1. Submit an employment application via the Rutgers career site:

2. Provide a curriculum vitae and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements in the leadership profile using WittKieffer's Candidate Portal at

Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. For inquiries and additional information please contact the WittKieffer search team, Diane Smith, Ben Haden, and Jess Cummings, at:

Job Duties

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Rutgers) – the nation's eighth oldest university is a land-grant institution and a public institution – seeks an innovative and engaged leader to serve as its Assistant Vice President and Chief Data Officer (AVP-CDO) ( This is a tremendous opportunity for the AVP-CDO to lead and advance analytics in support of achieving the University Finance and Administration (UFA) division goals by leveraging the institution’s data assets and enabling a data-driven division structure in support of the university.

With overall responsibility for the Office of Data Analytics (ODA) within the University Finance and Administration (UFA) division, the AVP-CDO will provide the leadership and vision to effectively serve the financial related data and reporting needs of academic, administrative and research units. Reporting to the Vice President for Financial Planning and Analytics & Chief Budget Officer, the AVP-CDO will be a highly collaborative thought leader, partnering with stakeholders to understand their data needs and deliver analysis and insights to support data-informed decision making. The AVP-CDO will work in close partnership with the Office of Information Technology as well as with leaders across the UFA division and the four campuses within Rutgers University.

Job Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be a collaborative leader, capable of building strong trusting relationships with experience leading an analytics function in a complex institution. The ability to develop, communicate and execute on a vision along with having a passion for serving the public mission of higher education is essential. The AVP-CDO will provide strong strategic and operational management, developing and empowering the team within ODA. The AVP-CDO will have significant experience with a host of analytics tools and platforms, including Oracle and several others, and will have a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible experience in a data-related position that includes data management, analysis, and strategy. An earned bachelor's degree in data science, computer science, statistics, information technology, or related discipline is required; a master's or advanced degree in a related field is preferred.

Institution Description

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, stands among America’s highest-ranked, most diverse public research universities. The oldest, largest, and top-ranked public university in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, you’ll find us at our main locations in three New Jersey cities, and our footprint can be seen around the region. We’re an academic, health, and research powerhouse and a university of opportunity.


Rutgers offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, and paid time off. (
Application Due Date: 2024-07-30
Job Start Date: 2024-09-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: New Brunswick
State/Province/Region: NJ
Institution: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Reports To: Vice President for Financial Planning and Analytics & Chief Budget Officer
Staff # Reporting to Position: 10
Reports In Office: Data Analytics

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